A Quick Nine: Best Buddy Trips

Pinehurst Resort
PGA.com staff
Pinehurst easily makes the list as one of the best destinations for your golf buddy trip
T.J. Auclair, Interactive Producer

Series: A Quick Nine - Seagrams

Published: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 | 10:34 a.m.

It's one of the most time-honored and important traditions in golf - the buddy trip. The time spent with friends is invaluable; whether it's your weekly foursome traveling across the country or your old school buddies reuniting in a golf utopia on an annual basis.

But the biggest question is always - where? The options are so numerous and the decision so large, where do you go for some much needed advice? Well how about some of the most knowledgeable golfers in the country - our Facebook community! We asked our 153,000+ strong Facebook fan page where they thought the best destinations for a golf buddy trip were. The response was passionate, excitable and very convincing.

So as you are looking for help for your next travel trip with your pals, consider these.

9. Indian Wells in Palm Springs, Calif. This breathtaking golf resort in the California desert has served as one of the courses in the Bob Hope Classic rotation on the PGA Tour many times. The views are amazing.

Facebook fan quote:

"Indian Wells in Palm Springs, Calif. Great course, fair price and awesome food. Plus my time share is there." -- Peter Lawrence

8. Golf in Ireland. I'm not quite sure how this is only No. 8 on the list, but if you want to see the greenest golf courses in the world, Ireland is the spot for you.

Facebook fan quote:

"Across the pond, Ireland." -- Scott Schoedler

7. Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. Rated as the No. 1 resort in the Lone Star State -- a place loaded with great golf -- you might want to give Barton Creek a look. Plus, when the golf is done for the day, Austin isn't such a bad town... By that, we mean you'll have no problem finding fun off the course.

Facebook fan quote:

"Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, TX... affordable golf haven! It has the No. 1 and No. 3 top rated courses in Texas (Fazios) and the Crenshaw Cliffside is top 100. Nice property, great food, fun town, killer golf and comfy beds." -- Kathi Cambre Kelly

6. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Located at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, Cabo might be one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Facebook fan quote:

"Live here in Cabo -- Best championship golf and nightlife combined. And you can go fishing in arguably the best sport fishing part of the world. Same day play Cabo del Sol (Nicklaus), go fishing and catch a Marlin, and then go to Cabo Wabo and listen to live music." -- Blake Harrington

5. Pebble Beach in Pebble Beach, Calif. Let's face it. A trip to Pebble is probably the ultimate of any buddy golf trip, but you're going to need some deep pockets.

Facebook fan quotes:

"It's a trip with golf buddies. Should be a good time no matter where it is, but I'd definitely pick Pebble." -- Matt Letkeman

"Pebble." -- Coby Sagle

4. Golf in Scotland. Hey, it's where it all started, right? The courses are phenomenal and the history is like nothing you'll find elsewhere.

Facebook fan quotes:

"Scotland every time. You can play legendary golf courses for half the price." -- Brian Cherbonneau

"St. Andrews, Scotland." -- Douglas Fox

3. Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. If you want to feel American golf history, then Pinehurst is the place to be.

Facebook fan quotes:

"It's gotta be Pinehurst, North Carolina! The history... Dugan's Pub, The Carolina, and the Pinecrest Inn... great food and ambience!" -- Jerome Bush

"Pinehurst. Best practice facilities in the country with 8 great courses including No. 2, one of more historic courses in the nation." -- Sammy Wammy Russell

"If its just a guy trip for golf, Pinehurst is awesome -- terrific courses. If you want a little more action off the course then Myrtle is better for that." -- Patrick Shanley

2. Myrtle Beach, S.C. Home to well over 100 golf courses, Myrtle Beach is rightfully regarded as, "The Golf Capital of the World." Best of all, it can be a very affordable golf trip for you and your buddies.

Facebook fan quotes:

"Best place for a buddy golf trip would be Myrtle Beach hands down. You could play a round or two then head to the beach or head to the bars or clubs. Or could play like one of like 50 putt-putt courses which are very fun." -- Ryan Taylor

"Myrtle beach. Legends courses." -- Jeb Tyler Morris

"Myrtle Beach and golf TPC! Even if you can't really golf." -- Kim Hurley

"The Legends at Myrtle Beach, 3 very different, but challenging courses at one very nice resort. First choice, hands down." -- Chad Sherrill

"Myrtle Beach, SC... so many beautiful courses, great hotels, and great food!" -- Patrick Jason Mullins

1. Bandon Dunes in Bandon, Ore. It may be new, but Bandon Dunes has quickly become the Holy Grail of golf, buddy trips.

Faceboook fan quotes:

"Bandon. Period." -- Shawn Wills

"Bandon Dunes. No question. With just having opened a new course this place just keeps getting better and better. 10 out 10 stars. I've golfed every course there over 10 times. Dream golf." -- Jason Fishel

"Bandon Dunes, Golf, Golf, and more great golf!" -- Steve Tansill

"Bandon Dunes nothing comes close to it." -- Sean Alvarez

"Bandon Dunes - Hands down." -- Chandler Carr